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EIGHT people are charged with running the largest illegal streaming service in US

Eight men have been charged with running the largest illegal streaming service in the United States with more content than Netflix, Hula and Amazon Prime combined. 

According to the indictment, Kristopher Lee Dallmann, 36; Darryl Julius Polo, 36; Douglas M. Courson, 59; Felipe Garcia, 37; Jared Edward Jaurequi, 38; Peter H. Huber, 61; Yoany Vaillant, 38; and Luis Angel Villarino, 40, allegedly ran Jetflicks.

Jetflicks is an online subscription-based service headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, that permitted users to stream and, at times, download copyrighted TV shows ‘without the permission of the relevant copyright owners’, authorities said. 

Kristopher Lee Dallmann

Eight men have been charged with running the largest illegal streaming service in the United States with more content than Netflix , Hula and Amazon Prime combined. They include Darryl Julius Polo, (left) and Kristopher Lee Dallmann, (right)

According to the indictment , Kristopher Dallmann, 36; Darryl Polo, 36; Douglas Courson, 59; Felipe Garcia, 37; Jared Jaurequi, 38; Peter Huber, 61; Yoany Vaillant, 38; and Luis Villarino, 40, allegedly ran Jetflicks (file image), which is an online subscription-based service

According to the indictment , Kristopher Dallmann, 36; Darryl Polo, 36; Douglas Courson, 59; Felipe Garcia, 37; Jared Jaurequi, 38; Peter Huber, 61; Yoany Vaillant, 38; and Luis Villarino, 40, allegedly ran Jetflicks (file image), which is an online subscription-based service

Kristopher Lee Dallmann is CEO of Jetflicks, according to his LinkedIn account and Darryl Julius Polo is creator of iStreamItAll.

Polo left Jetflicks and created a competing site that was also based in Las Vegas called iStreamItAll (ISIA). 

At one point, Jetflicks claimed to have more than 183,200 different television episodes and iStreamItAll claimed to have 115,849 different TV episodes and 10,511 individual movies. 

Authorities claim that the men conspired to violate federal criminal copyright law by running two of the largest unauthorized streaming services that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars by TV shows and motion picture copyright owners.

Polo left Jetflicks and created a competing site that was also based in Las Vegas called iStreamItAll (ISIA) (file image)

Polo left Jetflicks and created a competing site that was also based in Las Vegas called iStreamItAll (ISIA) (file image)

At one point, Jetflicks (file image) claimed to have more than 183,200 different television episodes and iStreamItAll claimed to have 115,849 different TV episodes and 10,511 individual movies

At one point, Jetflicks (file image) claimed to have more than 183,200 different television episodes and iStreamItAll claimed to have 115,849 different TV episodes and 10,511 individual movies

According to the indictment, the men reproduced tens of thousands of copyrighted television episodes without authorization, and distributed the infringing programs to tens of thousands of paid subscribers located throughout the US. 

Like Jetflicks, ISIA offered content for a regular subscription fee to viewers around the United States, and ISIA ‘publicly asserted that it had more content than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon Prime’.

Jetflicks obtained their content from pirate website like The Pirate Bay, RARBG, and Torrentz, which are some of the globe’s biggest torrent and Usenet sites specializing in infringing content, according to the indictment.

Like Jetflicks, ISIA offered content for a regular subscription fee to viewers around the United States, and ISIA 'publicly asserted that it had more content than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon Prime'. One of the men charged is Darryl Julius Polo, (pictured)

Like Jetflicks, ISIA offered content for a regular subscription fee to viewers around the United States, and ISIA ‘publicly asserted that it had more content than Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and Amazon Prime’. One of the men charged is Darryl Julius Polo, (pictured) 

They allegedly ran the unauthorized streaming services that resulted in loss of millions of dollars by TV shows and motion picture copyright owners. One of the men charged is Kristopher Lee Dallmann, (pictured)

They allegedly ran the unauthorized streaming services that resulted in loss of millions of dollars by TV shows and motion picture copyright owners. One of the men charged is Kristopher Lee Dallmann, (pictured)

‘The defendants allegedly used sophisticated computer code to scour global pirate sites for new illegal content to download, process and store the shows, and then make those episodes available on servers in the United States and Canada to Jetflicks subscribers for streaming and/or downloading,’ the indictment reads. 

Some of the movies offered by ISIA were not yet available for authorized sale, download, or viewing outside a movie theater. 

Both sites were designed to work on numerous devices, platforms and software including varieties of computer operating systems, smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, video game consoles, digital media players and web browsers. 

Dallmann was also charged with criminal copyright infringement by reproduction or distribution, criminal copyright by public performance and money laundering.

Authorities charged Polo with criminal copyright infringement by distributing a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution, criminal copyright infringement by reproduction or distribution, criminal copyright infringement by public performance and money laundering.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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